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Egg Freezing

5 Surprising Facts About Egg Freezing

LiveScience | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/27/2016 on LiveScience A city in Japan has announced that it will pay a large part of the cost of egg...

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Getting or staying pregnant is not easy for everyone -- for some, it can take time and money. While you might not be thinking of having kids right now, having a conversation with a physician about fertility while still in your early 30s could provide benefit later on.

Olivia Munn ‘Froze A Bunch Of Eggs’ And She’s Super Stoked About It

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women

Olivia Munn thinks every woman should consider freezing her eggs. The actress stopped by fellow funny woman Anna Faris's podcast, "Anna Faris is Unqu...

The Business of Delayed Child-Bearing in the Career Woman

Shannon M. Clark, MD | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Shannon M. Clark, MD

"Delayed child-bearing" is a term used to refer to women who wait until much later in life to have their first child. Unfortunately, for many career women who delay child-bearing, it is a hard slap in the face when receiving a diagnosis of infertility after they cannot conceive naturally later in life; I was one of those women.

The Egg Cliff

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
Wilamina Falkenhagen

As a 34-year-old woman fast approaching 35, I feel not only biology at my back, but also society and life. Pressure to defy the egg cliff coming from all angles. I don't yet have children and I am all too aware that I am at that critical age.

Nothing Is Faster Than The Speed of Life

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

There's a way to help keep your options open as life races forward. Fertility preservation offers women a safe and effective way to freeze or preserve eggs at their current age in order to help maximize their fertility in the future.

I Took Control Of My Biological Clock At Age 30

Aidan Madigan-Curtis | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Aidan Madigan-Curtis

Having the freedom to kick the proverbial can down the road is a freedom Nature doesn't afford women. If I'm the right age to cryopreserve and so many people I know say they want it, why am I the only woman I know with a box full of drugs in her living room?

Preserving Your Fertility After a Cancer Diagnosis

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Dr. David Adamson

Today's advances in medical treatment have helped more cancer survivors start or add to families. To optimize your results, work closely with your oncologist and consult a fertility specialist immediately - before treatment. That way, you can make the best decision for your health and your future family.

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Francesca Maxime

I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.

'Family Is Family': Why Intel's New Adoption & Fertility Policies Are a Step in the Right Direction

Elizabeth Yuko | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Yuko

This week Intel announced new job benefit policies that include tripling their adoption assistance program, and quadrupling their fertility coverage, noting, "family is family -- no matter what it looks like."

What to Do When the Fertility Doctor Says Something Unexpected

Jessica Zemple | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Jessica Zemple

I realize that my journey may not be as complicated or challenging as many of yours. I want to acknowledge all the beautiful souls, men and women, going through any journey around parenthood. I honor your courage and strength of heart.

ICYMI: New Orleans' Coroner And The Pros And Cons Of Egg Freezing

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.29.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans, we listened to a rad...

The Complicated Truth About Egg Freezing

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women

When Apple announced in October that they would join Facebook in covering egg freezing as part of their employee health care plans, it set...

Hidden Meaning of Fertility Study Could Bode Well for Egg Freezing

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Deborah Anderson Bialis

This study does not tell us anything about freezing eggs from older women and those who don't have a good fertility profile. What the study does reveal is how effectively frozen eggs from younger, healthy women perform for patients who need them and how invaluable the decision to store one's own eggs, while young and healthy, could prove.

The Paradox of Regulating Reproduction for Family Values

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

When will we stop trying to control how and when women can reproduce? It's about time for governments to stop interfering with a woman's right to determine how to manage her most precious gift, the ability to bring new life into the world.

Sasha Bronner

Why This News Reporter Wants To Change The Way We Talk About Fertility

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women

Before the sun even rises in Los Angeles, television news reporter Wendy Burch is often rushing down a freeway in her car, headed to report live at a ...

Divorce and the Future of Your Frozen Embryos

Don Schweitzer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Divorce
Don Schweitzer

For a couple going through a divorce without a contract and are in disagreement over the future of the frozen eggs, the path can be much more difficult. Since frozen eggs are not considered life, they will be considered property to be awarded to one party at the discretion of the family court.

Space: It Is NOT the Final Frontier

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

In 1966, American television was taken by storm with a different kind of series -- enter "Star Trek." It explored "brave new worlds" beyond what we kn...

Hedging My Baby Bets: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

Shannon Deep | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Shannon Deep

Turning 27 last month has put me in a weird headspace. It's a headspace where I'm thinking about things like 5-year plans and IRAs and making monthly budgets and getting a credit card with relevant airline miles. It's also a headspace where I'm looking at said credit card and thinking about how it would feel to put a cycle of egg freezing on it.

Why Egg Freezing Isn't The Answer To Every Problem

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

After spending Valentine's Day alone -- curled up on the couch in the fetal position downing pints of ice cream in between fits of sobbing -- the single 30-something (daughter of a) friend sought my opinion: She is considering freezing her eggs, postponing motherhood until a time down the road when she is married, she said. She asked me, 'Does that make sense?'

Leaning In and Speaking Up Part II: Why I Am Freezing My Eggs

Ellevate | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Warning: I have already been told this subject makes a lot of people uncomfortable. My employees were cool when I announced it during our Monday morning meeting, but I knew they were all cringing inside.

Tech Giants' Freeze-Your-Eggs Policy Is Not Enough

Rana Florida | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

The world's most innovative and creative organizations should be dreaming up new ways to establish a better work-life balance for all their employees. Instead of holding out a carrot on a stick for would-be mothers, they should be establishing practices to keep them engaged, productive, and excited about work while they raise their families.

Don't Put All Your Eggs (Frozen or Not) In This Basket: Speak Up And Lead The Conversation About Diverse Workplace Alternatives

Judith Humphrey | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Courage is critical, because there are so many situations in which we women have to break through barriers, challenge traditional behaviors and redefine the way others see us.

Are You Going to the Egg Freezing Party?

Aimee Raupp | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

Yes, egg freezing provides a sort-of insurance policy for successful pregnancy later in life -- but it is not the solution to our current state of fertility. Rather, the solution is to educate and empower women and remind them to not give up hope on their body and its ability to conceive naturally.

Where Have All The 'Marriageable' Men Gone?

Tristan Bridges | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Tristan Bridges

Both Apple and Facebook recently announced that they will cover egg freezing for their employees. The policies at both companies provoked a series of smart analyses of why they are simultaneously something to celebrate and challenge.